Numbers of young cattle down but prices regain last week’s loss at NRLX sale

Numbers were down by 600 on the back of last week’s large yarding with 1600 head at the sales at NRLX on Wednesday, June 5. 

Cow numbers were down slightly, however the main decrease was in the young cattle.

The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of vealers and weaners, and there was a few pens of yearlings. 

The market saw prices regain last week’s loss to be 30c dearer with Western and Queensland buyers active in the market. 

Restocker weaner steers sold from 252c to 376c for a average of 340c. Restocker weaner heifers made similar gains ranging from 160c to 305c and vealers to process sold from 180c to 226c/kg. 

Feeder and background yearling steers sold from 294c to 330c and the yearling heifers topped at 350c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows along with a small penning of grown steers and heifers. 

There were insufficient numbers of grown steers for a reliable quote, while grown heifers toped at 274c/kg. 

The mixed yarding of cows saw plainer grades sell 10c to 20c cheaper, while 3 and 4 score cows saw little change.  The 2 score cows sold from 129c to 178c, while 3 score medium weights average 185c and 4 score cows sold from 195c to 227c/kg.

Report compiled by Doug Robson from Meat & Livestock Australia

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